2015 Economic Summit

Thank you to all who attended!

Presented by:
Kern Economic Development Corporation
California State University
Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Platinum Sponsor: Dignity Health

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2015 Summit Speakers

Videos produced by The Bakersfield Californian

Mark Evans Aug 2012

 

Panel: Local Economic Conditions and Trends

Moderator, Mark Evans, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Business and Public Administration; Professor and Chair, Economics Department, CSUB

  • Richard Gearhart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUB
  • Nyakundi Michieka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUB 

Click here for CSUB Presentation

 


 

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National Economic Conditions and Forecast

Sarah Watt House, Vice President and Economist,
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Click here for Sarah House’s Presentation

 


 

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Oil and the Year Ahead

Eugene (Gene) Voiland, Retired President and CEO, Aera Energy LLC

Click here for Gene Voiland’s Presentation

 


 

Lois Henry

 

Panel: The Future of Water and its Economic Impact

Moderator, Lois Henry, Columnist, The Bakersfield Californian

  • Curtis L. Creel, Assistant General Manager, Kern County Water Agency
  • Eric Averett, General Manager, Rosedale – Rio Bravo Water Storage District
  • Robert J. Kunde, P.E., Engineer/Manager, Wheeler Ridge- Maricopa Water Storage District
  • Dana S. Munn, Kern River Watermaster
  • Steve Collup, Engineer-Manager, Arvin-Edison Water Storage District

Water Panel Presentation

 


 

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Business Humorist

Don McMillan, Chief Comedy Officer


 

Chip Yates_WHT

Innovation Requires Embracing Risk

Keynote Speaker

Chip Yates, Inventor and Electrical Vehicle Pioneer

Yates Electrospace Corporation

 


 

 Event Sponsors:

Platinum

Dignity Health logo MM

Gold

 VRB logo

PG&E logo

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Chevron logo

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Silver

Bakersfield Association of Realtors
Bakersfield College
Bolthouse Development Company, LLC
City of Tehachapi
GEMCare
Grimmway Farms
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Macpherson Energy Company
Trans-West Security
Valley Public Radio
Woodbridge Pacific Group

Bronze

Aera Energy LLC
Bakersfield Family Medical Center
City of Shafter
Cushman Wakefield
H.M. Holloway, Inc.
Taft College Foundation
Target Distribution Center
TETER
Wells Fargo